Obituaries

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Johnston, Aeneas “Gerald”

May 28, 1940 – August 11, 2018
at the age of 78 years

With heavy hearts, we sadly announce the passing of our Dad, Gerry.
Gerry was born at St. George, PEI and passed away at Kamloops, BC.  He is survived by his three children Laurie(Brad), David(Cathy) and Sandra, his grandchildren Robert, Kevin, Katy, Nick and Colleen, his great grandchildren Chance, Grayson, Taydem and Aleigha, his siblings Larry(Maryanne), Emily and Geordie(Gail) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He will be sadly missed by all.  Rest in peace Dad, we love you. 

 

Blake, Robert William

January 10, 1930 – August 11, 2018
at the age of 88 years

Bob was born January 10, 1930 at Vancouver, BC.  He lived in Richmond, Surrey and moved to Chase, BC in 2008.  He passed peacefully on August 11, 2018 in Kamloops, BC.
Bob is survived by children Patti, Doug, Susan and Jim, nine grandchildren as well as six great grandchildren.  No service by request. 

 

 

Dunbar, Glen Robert (Dunie)

January 20, 1952 – August 8, 2018
at the age of 66 years

Glen Robert Dunbar, beloved partner of Pamela Smith passed away at the Shuswap General Hospital on August 8, 2018.

Born in Winnipeg, he grew up in Charleswood. In 1979 Glen moved to Calgary having been hired by CP Air, retiring in 2004.
In 2007 he was convinced to moving to the Shuswap would be a great idea and he settled happily in Blind Bay. With the shop of his dreams he was able to continue his woodworking to his heart’s content and in the summer he loved spending time on the water.
An avid supporter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers he continued to hope they would win another Grey Cup.

Thanks go to Dr. Bonthuys, Dr. Main and Dr. Carnegy for their kindness and compassion. Also a thank you to the nurses Carmen, Jordan, Spencer and Mike for making Glen’s last days peaceful. A special thanks to Sally and Ron Dent, Patricia Kuhn and Ian McLafferty for their constant support during this difficult time.

As per Glen’s request there will not be a funeral. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Shuswap Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.

Mackie, George William

May 6, 1938 – August 6, 2018
at the age of 80 years

A celebration of George’s will be held at River of Life Community Church, Blind Bay on August 11, at 11:00 a.m.  with Pastor Reuben Pauls officiating.

Mackie, George William born May 6, 1938, in Red Deer, Alberta to Isreal and Frances Humulamki, passed away in Salmon Arm on August 6, 2018. George was predeceased by his late wife Wilma and their infant son, Richard along with his sister Norma, step sister Delores and cousin Blanche who grew up with him.
George was one of the pioneer Cable TV Technicians working for over 30 years in the industry. He told many stories of his time in the reserve army in his teen years. George had a great love of old cars and built several over the years, ending with a 1948 Ford which he recently sold. Other hobbies included his collection of stamps, coins, dinky toys but all of these where over shadowed by the model railroad layouts that he built in five homes. George volunteered for several organizations over his 80 years the latest of which was the North Okanagan Gleaner’s for six years.
Survived by his loving wife Beth, his sons Michael and Monte (Laura) and their daughters Rachel and Leah, step children Laura (Evan), Kirstie (Mike), Ryan (Christy) and their children as well as several nieces and nephews.  George will be missed by many as he was loved by many.
If desired, a donation can be made to North Okanagan Valley Gleaner’s Society in George’s name.